Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We welcome you to Friedheim to worship with us this morning.  If you are a visitor this morning, please take a moment to sign one of our guest registries which are located in both entry ways.  If you are communing this morning, please take a moment to complete a communion registration card and place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons.  There are extra cards in either entrance way of the church.  Please worship with us again soon.

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Epiphany 5

February 6, 2000

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Order of Worship

Page 15


TLH #128; #134; #307; #127; #201; #547 

The Readings

Healing for Suffering Humanity

 Job 7:1-7 Job endures physical and mental suffering
I Corinthians 9:16-23

Paul identifies with people of all conditions to win them for Christ

Mark 1:29-39 Jesus heals various physical and mental diseases

The Sermon

       "Being All Things to All People"  
             I Corinthians 9:19-23
To be one with people...
1.   Sacrifice personal freedom (v. 19)
2. Identify with people (v. 22)
3. Be properly motivated (vv. 19, 22, 23)

The Accolyte

Drew Heckman



We remember our members celebrating birthdays this week -- Adele Blomenberg, Allen Buuck, Wava Lichtle, Chris Lichtle, Tyler Stoppenhagen, Esther Gallmeyer, Jo Buuck, Mark Conrad, Todd Lee, and Adam Sielschott.  In addition, we remember in our prayers our Wyneken 5th grade teacher, Rich  Schwantz, and one of our public school teachers, Kristie Brown.  May the Lord continue to guide, direct, and bless their lives.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His presence in their lives.  We especially remember in our prayers this morning    Clarence Bultemeier who  remains a patient at Parkview and  Donna Hileman who   had been a patient at Lutheran Hospital.

The memorial service for Ernie Muller will be this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel on the grounds of the Concordia Theological Seminary.   Let us continue to keep the Muller family in our prayers.

Do you ever have times when you wonder if God really loves you?   A little-noticed word from God to Moses directs us to a source of certainty about God's love to us. Hear Dr. Dale Meyer's message, "He Loves Me; He Loves Me Not,"  on The Lutheran Hour.  The show airs on WOWO at 7:35 a.m., at 8:05 a.m. on 92.7 FM, and at  3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on 1090 on Sunday.  

The Monday evening Bible class will not be meeting tomorrow night because of the Council Meeting.  This class will begin the book of Mark on Monday, February 14.  Come, be a part of this study which begins at 7:00 p.m.

Friedheim's men's basketball team doesn't have a game scheduled this week.  Their next game will be at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 14, at Monmouth.   Their opponent will be Pleasant Dale.

Council Members:  The minutes from the January 4 Council meeting are in your slots in the entrance way of the church.  Please note that the next Council meeting will be held on Monday, February 7.

LWML Ladies:  Would you like to receive the LWML Quarterly this year?    The cost of the quarterlies are $4 per year.  We are asking the members who wish to receive this to cover the cost of their Quarterlies. If so, please contact Laurina Conrad, the LWML treasurer, by March 1 and give her the $4.  Thanks!

Lutheran Bible Institute will begin on February 8 (last week's class was canceled due to inclement weather) at Zion Lutheran School in Decatur with the classes starting at  7:30 p.m. and running until 9:30 p.m.  The Institute will now run until February 29.  There are brochures concerning these classes in the entrance way if you desire more information.     

Don't forget to pick up your Annual Report.  The Report as well as the 2000 Church Directory are in the back pew.

The Vision 2000 Committee will have its first meeting of the year on Monday, February 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  This is a very important meeting.  The goals for the year 2000 need to be established.  If you are a member of the Friedheim Foundation or the Finance Committee, you are a member of the Vision 2000 Committee.  The Vision 2000 Committee will meet on a monthly basis at 7:00 p.m. prior to the monthly Council meetings.  If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Houser. 

Altar Guild will meet on Monday, February 7, at 8:00 p.m.

It's time to start planning for our annual Soup & Sandwich Dinner.  The following items are still needed.  If you can donate any of the items listed below, please contact John or Nan Nidlinger at 724-9920 or Don or Sara Bultemeier at 547-4553 by Sunday, February 27.  Thanks!

Tomatoes - 6 qt. Coffee - 3 lbs. (regular) Peach Halves - 8 qt. Homemade Noodles - 9 lbs. (narrow cut)
Onions - 16 medium Coffee - 3 lbs. (decaffeinated) Pear Halves - 4 qt. Smoked Ham (for bean soup) - one
Pickle Relish - 1 jar Ketchup - 1 gallon Pineapple Slices - 6 qt. Fresh Pork Shoulder - one
Celery - one bunch Ketchup - 2 squeeze bottles Canned Beef - 16 lbs. Chocolate Pudding - 1 gallon
Turkeys - 4 (12-15 lbs.) Mustard - 2 squeeze bottles Hamburger - 45 lbs. Vanilla Pudding - 1 gallon
Cabbage - one head Potatoes - 10 lbs. Booster Seats Cash
  Beef Broth - 5 gallons High Chairs  

Salads and pies will also be needed on March 12 for the Soup and Sandwich Dinner.  Committee chairs have yet to be determined.  Watch the bulletin for information concerning these two committees.  If  you wish to donate a salad or pie(s), please let these committees know by Sunday, March 5.

The LYF spaghetti dinner was canceled last week because of the inclement weather.  Watch the bulletin and/or newsletter to see when this event will be rescheduled.

Wyneken News

Market Day pick-up date is Monday, February 7,  from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Wyneken cafeteria.

The Wyneken band recital will be on Tuesday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the gym.  All are invited to this concert.

If your 8th grader will be attending Bellmont next year, plan to attend Freshman Orientation night at Bellmont with your child on Monday, February 14, in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

Mid-term ends on Tuesday, February 15, with reports to be sent home with the students on Friday, February 18.

Mark Friday, February 18, on your calendar.  This is the date for the PTL dance at the Hayloft.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with dancing from 7:30 p.m. to   10:30 p.m. featuring the band, "Breakaway."  The 7th grade class will be selling food items.  There will also be a silent auction.  If you or your business would like to donate an item for the silent auction, please contact Joe Gorman at 547-4385.

Monday, February 21, will be used as a make-up day.

Keep Wednesday, March 1, open.  The lower grades (Pre-K through 22) will be presenting "A Night of Veggies" at 7:00 p.m. in our Wyneken gym.  All are invited to attend this special presentation by our youngest students.

Congratulations to Ashley Fuhrmann, Laura Fuhrmann, and Dawn Heckman who received an "excellent" rating at the recent ISSMA contest with Cheryl Kiefer receiving a "good" rating.

The chapel offerings for February will go to the Bethesda Home.  In January, the offerings were designated for the Gideons.   A total of $305.59 was raised.  This enabled the Gideons to purchase 244 copies of the New Testament. 

Are you starting to plan that "spring break" trip?  Did you know American Airlines, the  Hyatt, Marriott, Courtyard, Residence, and Fairfield Inns are all part of the SCRIP program?  When making those travel plans, you may wish to look over the vendors involved in our SCRIP program and think of purchasing some of their certificates.  See Kris Blomenberg or Becky DeKoninck after the worship service this morning if you wish to purchase some SCRIP.


A special thank you to the coaches, parents, and fans who have supported the various basketball teams this year.  In the LSAA tourney, the varsity boys lost a close game to St. Peter's while the girls were eliminated on Wednesday evening with a loss to Suburban Bethlehem.  The varsity girls are participating in the Indianapolis tourney.  We  pray for their safety as they return sometime today.

Wrestling practice begins this week.  The first practice will be held on Wednesday, February 9, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   If your 4th through 8th grader is participating, please make sure his doctor's permission slip (physical) has been turned in to the school office.

ATTENDANCE:  Sunday  Worship Service - 219;  Sunday School - 52; Bible Class - 20


Amount Received

Amount Needed

Home Purpose




$95.00 $346.15

YTD Received

YTD Needed
Home Purpose $17,583.29 $25,051.85
Missions $916.00 $1,730.75

The door collection for the Muller family was $795.



9:00 A.M.

Worship Service with Holy Communion

10:30 A.M.

Sunday School & Bible Class

LYF ski trip to Michigan

3:00 P.M.

Memorial Service for Ernie Muller


7:00 P.M.

Elders/Trustees/Vision 2000 Meetings

7:30 P.M. Board of Finance Meeting
8:00 P.M.

Council Meeting

 8:00 P.M.

Altar Guild


Early Bird Bible Class @ Bingen

9:00 A.M.

Morning Glories

7:30 P.M.

Lutheran Bible Institute


8:20 A.M.

Chapel at Wyneken

7:00 P.M.

Choir Practice


9:00 A.M.

LWML Bible Class at Doris Conrad's

8:00 P.M.

Wyneken School Board


February 13

9:00 A.M.

Worship Service

10:15 A.M. Sunday School & Bible Class
10:15 A.M.

AAL Meeting

February 14 6:00 P.M.

Men's basketball at Monmouth

7:00 P.M.

Adult Bible Class

February 15 7:30 P.M.

Lutheran Bible Institute

February 16 All Day

Tabea Society Extra Quilting

The Lutheran Hymnal midi files copyright 1998 Rev. Richard Jordan, used by permission